Accepted Paper:

Making of vaccination in Pakistan, especially in the Sindh province: The politics, evidences and strategies of success!!  
Inayat Ali (University of Vienna)

Paper short abstract:

Pakistan being a signatory of the UN launched the EPI in 1978 to protect the children against the seven infectious diseases. This immunization has seen different types of negotiations and logics by various local to global stakeholders, which this paper will address in a detail.

Paper long abstract:

Although, Pakistan launched the EPI programme in 1978 against the seven infectious diseases, but as yet it is confronting with a few such as the polio and the measles.

This research paper, therefore, will come up with the making of vaccination programme in the Pakistan, especially in the Sindh Province. It would deal with the various negotiation processes, which take place at various levels. It will highlight the politics and the rationalization involved in this whole process by various stakeholders at the local and the global level in order to make this project successful or unsuccessful. It will address the questions regarding the creating the evidences to justify the vaccine, or to refuse it while considering it as a 'western plot' or something with a specific 'agenda'.

Moreover, this paper will present the stories from my PhD research work on the measles and the available secondary material on the vaccination, specifically which has been emerged regarding the polio and the measles. This data will present the standpoint of the stakeholders involved, and address the ongoing interplay between the bio-politics and the geo-politics.

Panel P087
The politics of vaccination: affect, rationality and power